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Edward Downes

Edward Downes, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Peel, 06 September 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Downes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 12th November, 1845
Age: 21 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Robert Peel
Departure date: 6th September, 1844
Arrival date: 26th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 183 (93)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Leonie Dolley on 13th May, 2013 wrote:

Edward was transported for stealing a saucepan. He was accidentally killed by the falling of a tree at the Deloraine Probation Station 12\11\1845.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 13th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824, date of death 1845, gender, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 30th April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th November, 1845 (prev. 1845)

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